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Oxford University Press
01 January 1997
This question-oriented volume seeks to bridge the gap between evolutionary ecologists and parasitologists. A range of experts have written chapters that review general concepts and provide a detailed survey of the parasites of a major group of hosts. The book concludes with extensive reviews of methods used to study bird parasites. It should be of use to anyone interested in understanding host-parasite interactions, particularly from an evolutionary perspective.
Edited by:   Dale H. Clayton (University of Utah), Janice Moore (Professor, Professor, Colorado State University)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   793g
ISBN:   9780198548928
ISBN 10:   0198548923
Pages:   486
Publication Date:   01 January 1997
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chapter 1 - Introduction Part I: General Principles Chapter 2 - Parasite-mediated natural selection Chapter 3 - Immune defence: genetic control Chapter 4 - Behavioural defence Chapter 5 - Parasite-mediated sexual selection: endocrine aspects Chapter 6 - Parasitism and the evolution of host life history Chapter 7 - Host-parasite processes and demographic consequences Chapter 8 - The role of parasites in bird conservation Chapter 9 - Community ecology of parasites and free-living animals Chapter 10 - Comparative studies of host parasite communities Chapter 11 - Host-parasite cospeciation: history, principles and prospects Chapter 12 - Host-parasite cospeciation, host switching and missing the boat Part II: Avian Models Chapter 13 - Birds as habitat for parasites Chapter 14 - Viruses, bacteria and fungi of birds r s1hapter 15 - Protozoa, helminths and arthropods of birds Chapter 16 - Avian brood parasites Chapter 17 - Conclusion: Evolution of host-parasite interactions

Reviews for Host-parasite Evolution: General Principles and Avian Models

Ecologists' flourishing preoccupation with host-parasite systems has in recent years taken us beyond natural history, to recognition of patterns, to hypothesis testing. . .This book seeks to reinforce the necessary connection between these domains, while at the same time reviewing important developments in both. Target audiences will include avian ecologists and evolutionists dabbling in both theory and reality, but also specialists throughout the continuum. . . .There was much to digest here, but the authors did a lot of chewing in advance, generally without sacrificing clarity. . . .[T]his synthesis illustrates and indicates numerous directions in which research is progressing or needs to progress. If you enjoy scientific challenge, this book shows you where to find it. --Ecology<br> It behooves a reviewer to pick favorite entries in the mixture constituting anthologies; that's not at all possible here. They are all worthy... --The Journal of Heredity<br> Recommended --Wildlife Activist<br> Current interest in host-parasite interactions is spread across many disciplines--immunology, evolution, ecology, endocrinology, sexual selection, behaviour, and organismal parasitology. Host-parasite evolution is a comprehensive review that bridges the gap between evolutionary biologists and parasitologists. Some chapters deal with conceptual issues, such as demography or sexual selection; others present nuts-and-bolts information about parasites themselves and methods used to study them. Because birds have figured prominently in much evolutionary work on host-parasite interactions, the emphasis is on avian systems, but other systems are included where relevant. It will be an invaluablereference for students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines interested in understanding host-parasites interactions. --Ethology Ecology & Evolution<br>

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